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Some Marvel-ous Science [Nov. 20th, 2006|04:01 pm]
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I think everyone should know: sometimes scientists use their powers for awesome:
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/cond-mat/0202174
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2006-11-20 11:06 pm (UTC)
The University of the Balearics. Wow. Now that's a place to go to school.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-11-20 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, though their website bites; apparently life en Les Illes Balears is just too laid-back for good design.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:21 pm (UTC)
Definitely!
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2006-11-20 11:42 pm (UTC)
So awesome. Awesome upon awesome.
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2006-11-20 11:45 pm (UTC)
"some other strong relationship, like family ties or kidnapping." Heh.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2006-11-20 11:43 pm (UTC)
Wow. :D Way cool.
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2006-11-20 11:45 pm (UTC)
What these researchers don't realize is that they were actually the subjects of a study to determine the overlap between the subculture known as "nerds" and the subculture known as "geeks." The study indicates at least three.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 02:42 am (UTC)
I think that's kind of like saying that this study indicates that the surface of the sun is at least hot enough to boil water. True, but not really very informative. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-11-21 02:55 pm (UTC)
Isn't computing basic constants social networks, like, so 2002?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:21 pm (UTC)
Pbblt! :P
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2006-11-21 05:41 pm (UTC)
From the abstract: two Marvel characters are considered linked if they jointly appear in the same Marvel comic book.

Did they separately examine the network based on kinds of appearance? In a comic book, A vs. B is a very different relationship than A and B vs. C and D.


[LJMeta: I didn't think my first use of this icon would be in this geeky of a context, but it's actually quite applicable.]
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-11-21 09:23 pm (UTC)
Given how often the initial meeting between two superheroes consists of them fighting because of a misunderstanding before they figure out that they're actually on the same side, and how often villains and heroes end up swapping sides, I don't know that it's a distinction that could be rigorously defined...
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